Objects of scientific investigation

Topics

Marine research deals with a wide variety of topics. Here we present current focal points of the community's work.

Climate & Ocean Circulation

A relationship with impact - state of the science

In order to develop future strategies for research priorities on climate-ocean relationships and the impacts of climate change on the ocean, a group of experts in the Strategy Group on Ocean Circulation and Climate was formed by the German Marine Research Consortium e.V. and the German Climate Consortium e.V. established. This article summarises the work of the strategy group.

Deep Sea Minerals Research

Understanding this potential resource and its environment

This story map briefly outlines the work of the scientific community to explore mineral deposits in some of the most remote and least understood areas of the planet, and the potential impact of human exploitation of these resources.

This story map outlines the work of the scientific community to explore mineral deposits in some of the most remote and least understood areas of the planet and the potential impacts of human exploitation of these resources.

This story map is currently only available in English.

Ocean Observing

A survey of the past, the present and the future

The Atlantic Ocean, so important for trade and fisheries, is one of nature's most important protective barriers against climate change. Yet despite all the evidence pointing to accelerated warming, increased acidification and slowing ocean circulation, initiatives to monitor these changes and predict related impacts remain spotty. Learn more ...

Currently only available in English.

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